Thursday, June 28, 2007

Quick ten minute post before I go to work

This has to be a speedy one because I'm off to work in ten minutes
I put the final stitches into my sister's wallhanging last night. Nigel just needs to find and cut me a piece of cane or dowel to go across the back for hanging.
This is just as well as..............
we're going up there tomorrow morning for a long weekend - YIPPEE!!!!
The two youngest are heading off to France for a four day trip with school at 7.45 in the morning. Sarah will head off to school (she's staying in the care of our friend who moved in round the corner last December as she's probably not quite old enough to stay at home alone yet), I have a doctor's appointment at 8.40 and then we're heading on up that road to Yorkshire to stay at my sister's house while she's at her boyfriends in the Lake District for the weekend.
I will get to see her when we first arrive and we're meeting up with them for a meal Saturday night (we haven't met him yet) but essentially it'll be the chance for Nigel and I to have some 'us time sans enfants'
Hence why I needed to get the rose finished.
I've kept quiet about this up to now as I didn't want the kids letting the cat out of the bag to my parents as we didn't intend visiting them. However this isn't an option now anyway as they're right in the middle of the area of South Yorkshire badly affected by all the flooding. Mercifully their house hasn't been affected yet but the High Street of Bentley (the area of Doncaster they live in) is under 1-2 ft of water. Fortunately they are slightly higher up so should be ok. However it would be folly to travel into the area unless absolutely essential. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!
So I may post later today - or then again not if I get tied up with getting everyone ready for tomorrow. If I don't it will be next Tuesday before I get chance to catch up with everyone.
Here's a less than flattering picture of me that Sarah took yesterday evening after I'd dropped asleep in the conservatory, don't I look cross in my sleep? - obviously all getting too much!!! Definitely ready for the break!

27 comments:

Dordogne Clare said...

Anne - please stay safe. I've been watching BBC News 24 (loyal new leader - pffffff!) and the pictures are horrendous. I shall be watching your blog for a post on Tuesday. If you don't post I shall be sending out a search party in wet suits. Have a good weekend and don't forget the wellies. Whereabouts in France are the Bebbington Babes going to?

Sarah Jayne said...

Have a great break.

Sarah Jayne said...

Have a great break.

Doodlebug Gail said...

Enjoy your break - I've been hearing all about the flooding, please stay safe and come home relaxed.

corry said...

The rose wallhanging turned out beautifully.

Jeanne said...

Have a wonderful getaway!
Jeanne :)

Libby said...

But you do look comfy *s* Have a great time getting away from it all.

Fiona said...

I hear the floods are subsiding - enjoy your weekend.

Andrea said...

Have a lovely weekend ! Your sister will love the rose I'm sure ! It's beautiful -thanks for your advice on the celtic knotwork. Just waiting for payday to order some books !

Guðrún said...

Your sister is lucky to get the beautiful Rose. Take care and avoid the flooding areas.

meggie said...

If your sister does not like her rose, just send it to me. I will give it a welcome & treat it as royalty, it is beautiful.
Travel safely! Enjoy the break sans kids.

Linda said...

Anne, the rose is beautiful! Have a wonderful trip.

atet said...

Have a lovely trip away sans enfants! Oh -- I dream of the day that is possible here in my cornfields. (LOVE my daughter -- would like to have some us time with dh)

The rose is BEAUTIFUL -- really making me think about that Frank Lloyd Wright piece -- later this summer maybe.

Jane Weston said...

Aren't kids great! The things they'll do for fun! Sheesh.. You look like you're having a good snooze...btw like the purple crocs :)

Ruth's Place said...

Hope you have a safe and happy trip away.

The rose wall hanging looks wonderful, and I do envy you your conservatory!

Rose Marie said...

The wallhanging is beautiful and your sister is so lucky to have it! We've been hearing about the flooding over here and pray that your parents' home will be safe. Enjoy your visit.

Carol E. said...

The rose is gorgeous! What a wonderful gift. Your conservatory looks so comfy. No wonder you fell asleep!

tami said...

Awwww you look so peaceful.

Carmen said...

The rose is wonderful. I love the stained glass.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Love the wall hanging, can't believe half of our state is under water and half way across the world it is just the same. Call at my blog when you get home, and the flooding sounds like a great reason to snuggle up and not see anyone all weekend, tracey

Lily said...

Asleep in your near-new conservatory after completing a GORGEOUS wallhanging. Does life get much better? Enjoy your time away and stay away from the floods!

Karol-Ann said...

Enjoy the break, get some rest, you've been working too hard. The rose looks stunning - what a brilliant gift!

Drive safe!

Tanya said...

Your rose quilt is beautiful and you look comfy! (And that's the ironing board I want to buy!)

Helen said...

Lovely rose wall hanging.

Suzie Sews said...

That quilt is amazing
Suzie Sews
PS its so lovely to see pictures of the people writting the blogs, it really makes you feel part of it

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

Have a fun trip away, and stay away from airports!

kwilta said...

You look so relaxed(know the feeling after doing a pile of ironing) smile.Miss you not being around in BQL.I used to look forward to you posting in there.
Vernie